New Trucks for SPC 472

The North American Railway Foundation (NARF) has provided grants over the last few years to allow the SPCRR to cast new steel wheelsets allowing us to replace badly flatted wheels under some of our cars. In addition, NARF provided us with a grant to build two new trucks for boxcar SPC 472. These are the first 10-ton swing motion trucks build in over 100 years.

Unless otherwise indicated these pictures are by Jim Barton of BCH Manufacturing.

There are a lot of pictures on this page- be patient

Castings from the foundry

More castings

Still more castings

The lumber

Re-turned Wheelsets. These are salvaged and re-turned to become smaller wheels

Another set

Assembling the truck

It is almost a truck!

Brake Castings

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